Science Fair 2023 Details: All students (KG - 5th Grade) are invited to register for the event.
Registration is free and available March 20th - April 10th
Alcott Science Fair is an opportunity for young scientists to demonstrate their interest and skills in scientific investigation with homemade models or presentations. Students get a chance to learn and apply the scientific method.
This year we will also be doing a Book & Game Swap. Learn more about our Swap Event at https://alcottptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/swap_events.
Registration is open: Click here
Registration closes: April 10th
- Register to participate. All young scientists wishing to display a project at the fair must register in advance. We strongly encourage early registration in order to reserve your space and your project board. Final registration deadline is March 31st.
- Projects should be student driven. Project ideas should come from the students, and the project should be driven by them. Parents should use their best judgement in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For especially you kids, parents may provide some guidance, but it is important that kids be able to call the project their own.
- Working with someone else. You may work on your project independently or you may optionally work with a partner who is also a student at Louisa May Alcott Elementary, for example, classmates or sibling.
- Day of Science Fair. Student scientists, participating in the fair, will need to bring their displays on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 3:30pm to the Alcott gym. Displays may not be dropped off in the morning at school.
SomE IMportant ProJect Guidelines
|Please note the list below is not comprehensive. All participant must read and agree to the complete list of Science Fair Rules & Regulations linked below.
- All projects should follow the scientific method.
- All projects should include a display which is self supporting. We recommend using a cardboard trifold. Displays may not exceed the width of a standard trifold when upright (no more than 36").
- The display should convey the basic understanding of the project's objectives. The use of labels on any exhibits to demonstrate this as well as graphs, charts, and tables is highly encouraged.
- Hazardous experiments using combustible substances, electricity, fire or poisonous liquids or any hazardous materials are NOT ALLOWED.
- There will be limited space for presentations. If materials or evidence is large, fragile, or potentially messy or hazardous, please document with photos. These items will not be allowed in the gym.
Click here for complete Rules and Regulations (and tips on how to get started).
Recognition & Awards
Our science fair is non-competitive, as our goal is simply to encourage scientific exploration and discovery and promote a deep lifelong passion for science. All participating students will receive a certificate and token of appreciation.
Introduction to the Scientific Method
The scientific method is a tool to a logical way to solve scientific problems.
Scientists use the scientific method to study, learn, and come up with an answer!